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Online Course

Privacy and Security in Online Social Media

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and NPTEL via Swayam

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Found in Humanities

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Overview

With increase in the usage of the Internet, there has been an exponential increase in the use of online social media and networks on the Internet. Websites like Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Google+, FourSquare, Pinterest, Tinder, and the likes have changed the way the Internet is being used. However, widely used, there is a lack of understanding of privacy and security issues on online social media. Privacy and security of online social media need to be investigated, studied and characterized from various perspectives (computational, cultural, psychological, etc.). Student completing the course will be able to appreciate various privacy and security concerns (spam, phishing, fraud nodes, identity theft) on Online Social Media and Student will be able to clearly articulate one or two concerns comprehensively on one Online Social Media, this will be achieved by homework. 

Syllabus

Week 1: What is Online Social Networks, data collection from social networks, challenges, opportunities, and pitfalls in online social networks, APIs 

Week 2: Collecting data from Online Social Media. 

Week 3: Trust, credibility, and reputations in social systems

Week 4: Trust, credibility, and reputations in social systems

Week 5: Online social Media and Policing 

Week 6: Information privacy disclosure, revelation and its effects in OSM and online social networks

Week 7:
 Phishing in OSM & Identifying fraudulent entities in online social networks

Week 8: Refresher for all topics 

Taught by

Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru

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